Wednesday, April 11, 2007


For many years I have treasured a little card published by All Saints Convent that is inscribed with these words:
They drew a circle that shut me out;
Heretic, rebel, a thing to flout.
But Love and I had the wit to win;
We drew a circle that took them in.
And today I found something else about circles:

Our life is an apprenticeship to the truth that around every circle another can be drawn; that there is no end in nature, but every end is a beginning, and under every deep a lower deep opens.

-- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Let us abandon the false dualism of "in and out" thinking. When all is said and done, everything belongs. Yes, everything.

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